Set 1: d1t01 Coles's Law > d1t02 Tangled Hangers d1t03 Freeze Frame d1t04 Long Form Part 4 d2t01 Sabertooth d2t02 Five B4 Funk Set 2: d2t03 A New Africa d2t04 Arf, She Cried d3t01 Tongue 'n Groove d3t02 Moon People d3t03 Long Form Part 1 Encore: d3t04 Sleepwalk
Steve Kimock - Guitars
Rodney Holmes - Drums
Mitch Stein - Guitars
Richard Hammond - Bass
Re-Shn'd by JJ Clifton on 1/14/03 to rename tracks to etree standards for upload to Archive.org.
One of the most solid SKB shows you'll ever come across. The TnG is without equal, and the Moon People that follows is nothing if not inspired. Makes a great 3-fer with the following nights shows. Get them all.
June 23, 2006 Subject:
1st SKB show
I was fortunate to be at this show, my first kimock experience. I must say I still cant get over the air of that special evening. The mood, crowd and band were just right. It was hard my first few shows after that because thy were unfortunately always in comparison to this spectacular evening. Needless to say it sparked a love afair that is insaitable, as the years pass.
Great recording. The snap of Rodney's snare captured here is phenomenal. 5 stars/A without a doubt.
You can't really go wrong with any Cole's played in 2001, and this is another grand example. The transition betweeen Cole's and Tangled is...interesting...I'll leave it at that. Freeze Frame is pretty straightforward (read: enjoyable) and is a nice prelude to the introspective Long Form Part IV. I had my doubts as the piece progressed, but hang in there, and you'll be rewarded during the last 3-4 minutes. I believe Sabretooth was called New Loop In C at this point, to give you an idea of how young this version is...Five B4 Funk = quintessential set or show closer.
The second set is pretty even keel with the probable highlight being T N G. Another great version of Sleepwalk, in a long line of Sleepwalks, to close out the show.
I read here and there about specific Kimock "Moments" throughout the history of his performing. You have a bona fide "Moment" in this Cole's between the marks of 11:10 amd 11:20 if I've ever heard one. The middle section also has a few instances of those "pull-off's" we all know and love - phrases (in this case eighth notes) where he anchors a finger on one note and descends the scale with the others (i.e. ABACAD). Sweet stuff.
Highly recommend the other two nights of this run - particularly 11/4/01.